Monday, November 30, 2009

Well I know that I have been very quiet for the last few weeks. Holiday and domestic kitchen things going on. However, I have not forgotten the sewing machine and will have new photos of my xmas projects to post in a couple of weeks time. Until then they are a surprise. But I have got projects from links on Crafty Mummy's blog and the Moda Bakeshop. Looking forward to show and tell.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I managed to escape the family & attend the craft & quilt show at the Brisbane Convention Centre for a couple of hours last Saturday. The display of quilts by the Qld Quilter's guild was really impressive - I think it was the biggest number of quilts they've ever had. Very inspiring of course. I just wish I had a photographic memory for all of the amazing things I saw.

One of this year's challenges was hexagons... There were quilts with hexagons as large as dinner plates, quilted-as-you-go, down to tiny hexagons no bigger than a 5 or 10 cent piece. When you think that these are hand-pieced it makes it all the more impressive. To see some of these amazing quilts visit the Queensland Quilters website though the photos don't do the quilts justice.

Then there was the market hall! I went to see the curve master presser foot demonstrated by it's inventor, Sandra Chandler-Lawhon, & was so impressed I bought it on the spot. I had a play with it last night & I think you will start to see curved seams in my quilts soon. I've always avoided them before but this little foot is amazing.

I also attended a free workshop, the name of which escapes me just now, on a technique I'll share with you at a later date.

Now I just have to finish a couple of UFO's so I can start on my new ideas...